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'Killing the Buddha': Promoting Religious Inquiry

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'Killing the Buddha': Promoting Religious Inquiry

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'Killing the Buddha': Promoting Religious Inquiry

'Killing the Buddha': Promoting Religious Inquiry

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In the ninth century, the Buddhist sage Lin Chi told a monk, "If you meet the Buddha on the road, kill him." He meant that those who think they've found all the answers in any religion need to start questioning. The new book Killing the Buddha takes this advice to heart, examining American roadside distractions on the path to enlightenment. Chicago Public Radio's Jason DeRose reports.

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